Finebits brings their Windows 8 torrent app to Windows Phone

One of Microsoft’s major initiatives with Windows Phone 8.1 was universal apps, which are apps which coded for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

We are starting to see more and more of them arrive, and the latest is Torrex Pro, a Torrent client for Windows Phone which is a Universal app with a Windows 8/Windows RT version also.

Unlike the desktop version, which includes background downloading, this version  can only download in the foreground, but it does download to any folder you specify, including public folders like Videos or Music.  It does not include regular torrent search engines, but does include a browser to search for magnet links, and will optionally open those links in Torrex Pro if you require.QRCode Also unlike the desktop client it does not include a video player, but does offer the option of opening files in other apps.

The app will happily download at several MB/sec.

The app is a free download, and can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Torrex Pro for desktop can be found in the Windows 8 Store here.

Thanks Riyas for the tip.